about us

one+2 artist studios and gallery is the largest non-profit, fine art studios in the country. Two warehouse studios, located in Balmain and Rozelle - Sydney, provide working studio facilities for over 85 artists of fine art.


These artists practise in the mediums of painting, sculpture, glass, ceramics, installation, mixed media and photography. Many of the one+2 artists are represented by leading galleries throughout Australia and include finalists in the Sulman and Portia Geach Prizes, the Salon des Refuse and Sculpture by the Sea. They include teachers at high profile art schools and colleges and winners of numerous other art prizes and awards.


one+2 artist studios has been operating since 1990 starting with just 7 artists in residence. The attention and dedication of Studio Director, Rogerio Blanc-Ramos, has seen it evolve to two warehouse locations offering working space for more than 85 artists. Joined by Wendy Arnold as Co-Director and full-time artist, the studios have thrived in creativity and momentum. Thereon, the momentum and forward path was set.


Today the studios are a centre for creative talent in the Balmain/Rozelle/Lilyfield areas of Sydney. Studio Director, Rogerio Blanc-Ramos, believes that the unusually large group of artists work well together "because the studio environment encourages artists to think outside their individual boundaries and to learn from each other as the space offers a cross-fertilisation of ideas".


one+2 artist studios provides individual and group exhibitions, workshops and external exchange of exhibits.



Previous artists include:


  • Suzanne Sommer

    Suzanne Sommer

    I paint ‘plein air’, or in the studio with sketches from on-site. My intent is to paint the sense of the place and capture the emotions and atmosphere in a impressionistic style. I also enjoy pushing ...

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  • Mertim Gökalp

    Mertim Gökalp

    To me, painting is a synthesis of my feelings, inspirations, reactions and struggles; it is a way of breathing in and out… When I start painting, I forget the rest of the world. Time becomes a mean...

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  • Oliver Smith

    Oliver Smith

    With a family background in jewellery and metalwork Oliver Smith began his tertiary studies in the Jewellery Object Studio at SCA, The University of Sydney, and completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts ...

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  • Peter Nelson

    Peter Nelson

    My works in painting, drawing and sculpture come out of a broader enquiry into the nature of invented landscapes. The fabricated worlds I create exist among the constructed realities we live in, and t...

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  • Laura Matthews

    Laura Matthews

    Graduate from the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art. Two time winner of the International award, The Elizabeth Greenshield’s Bursary. Finalist of the Portia Geach Memorial Award, The Fleurieu Bienn...

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  • Lucia Brandão

    Lucia Brandão

    My art play is an innate gift and means of expressing mysterious dimension of life which cannot be simply defined by words. Roger Crawford (artist, mentor, NAS teacher) describes my creations as Post ...

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  • Bianca Spiegel

    Bianca Spiegel

    I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture, performance installation art at Sydney College of the Arts in 2007. In order to further my education and experience another culture, I enro...

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  • Carlos Barrios

    Carlos Barrios

    I was born on June 26th 1966 in San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America. My father was an archaeologist and mother a home maker who also worked in business. I had a childhood filled with visits to ...

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  • Amelia Sanderson

    Amelia Sanderson

    I gained my Advanced Diploma in Fine Art from the Design and Arts college of New Zealand in Christchurch. I work in mixed media, using acrylics and various mediums to create collages that include odd,...

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  • Maz Dixon

    Maz Dixon

    Maz Dixon is a painter and collage artist who explores the world through the language of maps, postcards and other travel ephemera. By blending vintage and kitsch images of different locations to crea...

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  • Alan Jones

    Alan Jones

    Alan Jones’ work explores ideas that surround notions of identity. As he consistently take a very personal approach to subject matter, self-portraits and family members often find themselves the centr...

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  • Jason Cresswell

    Jason Cresswell

    After graduating in Painting from the Chelsea School of Art in London in 1999 Jason moved to Sydney, basing his studio practice in 1+2 Artist’s Studios. In 2002 he moved to Barcelona, Spain, where he ...

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  • Cath Brophy

    Cath Brophy

    My work involves creating large-scale abstract mixed-media drawing installations, based on observations of both the natural and built environments.   Combining experimental techniques with a range o...

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  • Gaye Collett

    Gaye Collett

    Clay by nature is a plastic medium. Its materiality and the visual effect of a glaze and firing have endless appeal. It also lays claim to a formidable history. For some time now I have situated my w...

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  • Tilly Lees

    Tilly Lees

    Tilly Lees was born in Sydney and raised in Adelaide, where she completed a Bachelor of Design in 1986.   Worked in Adelaide, Southport, Sydney and Melbourne before moving to Asia.   Back in Austr...

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  • Elisabeth Kelvin

    Elisabeth Kelvin

    Maintaining a diverse practice in music performance and visual arts Elisabeth Kelvin energetically and enthusiastically paints what she hears and plays what she sees. Her journey is wholly interdiscip...

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  • Roma Devjak

    Roma Devjak

    I work with collage, mixed media and oils in a contemporary abstract style.   My work is not yet representative of a particular form as itisstill evolving, searching for not only aesthetic value but...

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  • Neil Brandhorst

    Neil Brandhorst

    I graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Canada, and I am currently completing my MFA research degree at the College of Fine Art in Sydney, Australia. Through perceptual–b...

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  • Christine Wilson

    Christine Wilson

    The truth is I paint purely for the pleasure of it. In a world that rushes, I find peace and passion in equal measure in the texture, the process, and the subjects I choose. I choose a subject – a po...

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  • Kirana Haag

    Kirana Haag

    Kirana Haag is a dedicated, passionate and gentle Sydney-based artist specialising in acrylics, watercolours and mixed media.   Kirana comes from a background of healing with alternative medicines a...

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  • Pina Leyland

    Pina Leyland

    Pina Leyland is a Sydney-based mixed-media artist. Born in Australia ofItalian-Spanish cultural heritage, she likes to dabble in various forms of creative expression including painting, photography an...

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  • Maria Gorton

    Maria Gorton

    Using spatial dynamics, an intuitive process of revealing and concealing form, whilst employing a very reductive palette, I attempt to explore the Zen Buddhist perspective of Silence and Emptiness....

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  • Amanat Grewal

    Amanat Grewal

    I am deeply intrigued with the mystique of the subconscious mind and the spiritual power we all humans are said to possess and, am currently striving towards developing a body of work based on the phy...

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  • Zohar Israel Edelshtein

    Zohar Israel Edelshtein

    It is said, "When the unthinkable becomes thinkable, reality becomes unbearable to the human heart". My journey into art was one offinding the ability to survive when the unacceptable became...

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  • Philippa Joyce

    Philippa Joyce

    Inspired by patterns in nature, Philippa has invented new forms that have become instantly identifiable. Often on large scale, her textural paintings are strikingly different and display a unique, eas...

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  • Laura Anderson

    Laura Anderson

    I have always found sculpture and drawing a very exciting process. In particular, I enjoy the serendipitous moments and the freedom of thought involved in sourcing different materials for my work, whi...

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  • Debra Cowen

    Debra Cowen

    There always has to be a reason behind my work, whether it be an original intention or an intention that unfolds and exposes itself to me as the painting progresses. I feel passionate about social is...

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  • Lucinda Clift

    Lucinda Clift

    In my art I examine moments of nostalgia intimacy in the human experience through a wide range of works on canvas, hardwood and sewn creatures. Creating things helps me connect the mystery of melanch...

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  • Andrea Sullivan

    Andrea Sullivan

    Working in oil on linen and watercolour on handmade Nepalese paper, Australian artist Andrea Sullivan creates frenetically colourful paintings inspired by the insubstantial qualities of the natural wo...

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  • Su Yin Ng

    Su Yin Ng

    My work explores the fragility of the human condition through men and women.   The works explore the vulnerable aspects of human relationships and the relationships we have with ourselves as human b...

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  • Nicholas Jones

    Nicholas Jones

    Painter, graduated in 2006 from Wimbledon College of Art, London. The paintings start from an intuition of an image, inspired by something real. However, I am not interested in narrative or represen...

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  • Jeanette Korduba

    Jeanette Korduba

    Jeanette Korduba A.R.A.S. – I paint in the tonal impressionist style in oils and specialise in still life and portraiture. I began art as a landscape painter but came to enjoy studio work, as it fost...

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  • Kate Dorrough

    Kate Dorrough

    'Kate Dorrough has exhibited since 1996, holding three solo exhibitions at Access Contemporary Art Gallery, 1996-1999, five solo exhibitions at ArtHouse Gallery, 2000-2008, a solo exhibition 2005...

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  • Ashley Sheridan

    Ashley Sheridan

    Ashley Sheridan of Diego Memphis has been creating pet and persona portraits for several years. Clients call her splashes of colour ‘gorgeous,’ ‘extravagant’ and ‘perfect’. Her play of space, texture ...

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  • Heidi Axelsen

    Heidi Axelsen

    Heidi Axelsen’s mixed media installations explore the relationships between internal and external worlds. She collects and re-configures materials, creating scenarios for participants and passers by t...

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  • Helen Maclean

    Helen Maclean

    I received my visual education at the National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts.   Figurative work has always been my focus with an emphasis on portraiture and life drawing. As a painter I ...

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  • Majella Barbe

    Majella Barbe

    I am interested in the expressive and experimental aspects of oil painting. Colour and light can create interesting spatial and affective experiences and gestural marks implicate the dynamism of the b...

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  • Carmen Lee Platt

    Carmen Lee Platt

    Inspired by the beauty of everyday life and showing people the beauty that surrounds them, Carmen Lee's personal work has included a collection of work from Antarctica, Bhutan, East Timor and bey...

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  • Margaret Ann Bishop

    Margaret Ann Bishop

    Sydney based artist Margaret Bishop believes that seeing a subject and creating its essence on paper or canvas is both the joy and torment of the creative act.   "I love the physical act of dra...

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  • Sue Roberts

    Sue Roberts

    My desire is to create tangible, three-dimensional sculptures based on the skeletal form. I find inspiration in the underlying simple geometry of the form. The internal composition and structure of th...

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  • Robyn Lipson

    Robyn Lipson

    Robyn Lipson studied fine-arts at Hornsby Meadowbank TAFE college, specialising in printmaking. Her work now lies with lino cutting, mono printing and painting.   Robyn also collects used objects, ...

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  • Soo Joo Yoo

    Soo Joo Yoo

    My work is about anxiety and unsettling feeling that I experience from this world in everyday life. Through my work, I question where the anxiety is coming from, what is the force that I am trying to ...

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  • Song Misim

    Song Misim

    Song Misim is an artist predominantly working in oil and rice grains on canvas but also experimenting with other representations of rice. She recently completed a Fine Arts Degree at the National Art ...

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  • Kath Podger

    Kath Podger

    Kath has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of Teaching degree from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her arts education experience includes eight years as...

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  • Lesley Ades

    Lesley Ades

    “There is no image that is not also memory. The very act of painting is an act of remembering”. (Luc Tymans) A Sydney-based artist, Lesley is passionate about pigments, textures and layers. Preoccupi...

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